John was born in White Plains, NY in 1806. Settled in Metamora, ohio in 1834 and died there in 1890. Dorcus Purdy was born in Pa. in 1802. Died in Metamora in 1882.
He and my great great gfather, Francis were brothers. Their father was Francis, born in Montreal in 1778, was impressed into the British Navy at the age of 12, from the family farm in Ste Famille, Isle of Orleans. Died in Ashtabula County in 1854.
He was married to Jane LeClear, daughter of a soldier in the French Army. She was born near Albany NY in 1787 died in Plymouth Ohio June 23, 1842. Buried in Plymouth Cemetary.